Lessons from COVID-19

Hard lessons already learned from COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Dear Leaders (Friends) “Below the line” has been my almost permanent existence these past few weeks. How about you? The “line” is a clear divide.  In any moment we are either “above the line”—in curiosity, possibility, openness and abundance or “below the line”—closed, defensive, needing to be right/superior, feeling scarcity. In conscious leadership we use five core emotions to describe…

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Leading in the time of Covid-19

Leading in the Time of COVID-19

March 10, 2020

“Leading is about guiding people into the future despite its risks and uncertainties.”   Linda Ginzel, Booth School of Business.  There’s a lot we don’t control about COVID-19.  What we can control is how we lead. We can face the challenge of COVID-19 (and climate change etc.) or ramp up our delusions that we don’t need to deal with these issues.  We…

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Dancing with what is

Dancing With What Is

February 18, 2020

As the tango unfolds, my inner voice is sometimes loud: What if not enough leaders commit? What does that say about the Forum? What does this say about me? This “should be” easier etc.

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Creator or Victim?

Creator or Victim?

January 23, 2020

“Suffering is universal but victimhood[1] is optional.” Dr. Edith Eva Eger Dr. Edith Eva Eger’s book The Choice: Embrace the Possible is a rollercoaster of hope and despair. I found it both painfully raw and amazingly optimistic. Dr. Eger, a renowned clinical psychologist who helps trauma survivors around the world, is a Holocaust survivor herself. The central tenet of her…

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We’re Growing Ourselves | ChandlerCoaches.com

We’re Growing Ourselves

November 22, 2019

To have this impact, Chandler Coaches needs to scale. It’s time to shift from being the centre of our company to becoming a leader who develops others.

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Hard or Easy: It’s My Choice | ChandlerCoaches.com

Hard or Easy: It’s My Choice

October 28, 2019

It took asking myself, “How could this be fun and easy?”, to see the difference. That, and a whole crew of people who love, support and challenge me.

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Its Your Life. Join at Any Time! | ChandlerCoaches.com

It’s Your Life. Join at Any Time!

September 12, 2018

Don’t wait. Welcome everything. Push nothing away. Bring your whole self to the experience. Find a place to rest in the middle of things. Cultivate “don’t know” mind [sometimes called “beginners’ mind”] Five invitations to live fully. Five invitations to make friends with everything. Five invitations to get up close and personal with your own demise. When I mentioned to…

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I found some moments of provocation and pleasure at The Musée d’art contemporain (MAC). In the exhibit A Crack in Everything many artists pay tribute to our man Leonard Cohen. | Chandler Coaches Inc

A Crack in Everything

April 3, 2018

Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything) That’s how the light gets in¹ ~ Leonard Cohen Our imagined March Break plans cracked at the last minute. Forget our perfect offering… And yet, we found moments of connection and delight in Montreal…

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Since we humans are hard-wired to scan our environment for threats unconsciously much of the time, fear in the workplace is a topic we need to wake up to. | Chandler Coaches #purpose #safety #workplaceculture

The Dance Between Purpose and Safety

March 20, 2018

If you are an average leader (Who wants to be average? I know!), you are likely subject to your thoughts and feelings much of the time.  You don’t have your feelings. They HAVE you. You aren’t conscious that you’re often afraid, you just ARE scared. You likely won’t easily see it or admit it though. Since we humans are hard-wired…

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Introducing Heroine Helen | Chandler Coaches #leadership

Introducing Heroine Helen

February 20, 2018

Her most important thing is to be helpful, sweet, caring and loving. She rescues by easing pain and suffering, at least temporarily. She prides herself on making homemade treats for those she loves, who are in “need”; she makes homemade cards too.   She’s proud of her listening ear, how her thoughtful deeds will have you feeling special, and how she’ll…

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